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i made gunfire and clashes and assaults by security forces ends the siege of a cairo mosque after hundreds of muslim brotherhood supporters have barricaded themselves inside. russia's far east is threatened by what could be the biggest floods in over a century forcing of more than seventeen thousand to flee their homes is the worst is yet to come. and u.s. lawmakers call for reform of the n.s.a. after a leaked report revealed congress was kept in the dark leading spies to reach privacy rules and acts with little or no oversight.
by live from moscow around the clock says r.t. . following an overnight c h and an intense gun fight security forces stormed a mosque in central cairo where hundreds of islam is protestors were holed up the house of worship became a focal point for mercy loyalists after it was made into a makeshift hospital and more casualties of a government crackdown well correspondent well true who's in the egyptian capital reports on the chaos of the raid. it's extremely tense and bloody standoff between morsi supporters and security forces and finally after twenty four hours watching happen today i was there by this central cairo mosque a few kilometers away away from where i'm standing and there were about seven hundred to a thousand protesters holed up in a room barricaded in against the security forces that encircled this mosque following protests on friday that turned into clashes when morsy supporters and
members of big police force basically had a massive clash so what happened today was that these people were stuck in that they haven't had access to water or food for twenty four hours they were injured people in there they needed medical attention the security forces were firing tear gas and i mean into the building and about two pm three pm this afternoon a shooting from one of the minaret started firing on the security forces which then iraq did in fanaa the balance of clashes it was absolutely chaotic there was takeouts there were gunfire some foreign journalists themselves. very muddled up in the whole fray it was a complete mess basically meanwhile these protesters were stuck in this back room calling their relatives and also media attention they said they needed help especially as the ones who were injured there had been a makeshift morgue at this particular mosque during the day on friday the bodies had been removed at the end just hadn't right now the latest be how the security forces have taken them out of the mosque and arrested them so we have to wait to
see how that story develops and the prime minister also released a statement said today saying that the muslim brotherhood should perhaps be dissolved and he also mentioned that there have been a number of churches burned by is this is a misquote is of mohamed morsy as well as police stations attacked meanwhile in the brotherhood side we've had the fatality of those two premier mohamad by the kind of theological leader his son was killed so we're going to see a lot of anger from the muslim brotherhood side as well we've got a very divided egypt today with two science refusing to back down a lot of violence with the rising death toll this story isn't going to end anytime soon. well the continuing cycle of violence in egypt has led to growing fears about the possibility of civil war in the country both the muslim brotherhood and the army are blaming each other for the bloodshed earlier my colleague marina joshing talked to supporters from opposite ends of egypt's political spectrum. we had protesters that were in a sit in and that was accused of criminal acts and accused of harboring visions of
and whoring militants and using kids and children as human shields and there is no political justification that can be put to put that there is a political demand that you put children as human shields and you use militants and you put children beside militants as human shields but there's just hash word wife and he was sorry for interrupting you but those protests were they were not small they were sitting in there and just protesting against what they saw i apologize i apologize they were not they were not peaceful they were not peaceful or talk we also have the food and shelter task seemingly surrendering with with his hands out and what happens next is it's being shot at an investigation should be carried but you cannot there is no political cover there is no political reasoning to have a militant march in the streets of cairo whenever you see police or army marching through the streets of cairo you're not seeing you're not see people terrified you're not seeing people scared away but if you see a militant group like the muslim brotherhood marching through you know you'll find
a lot of people screaming away and running away because we know that the these are our men these are militants they are shooting at anybody that this agree with the political redirect of there is no political cover for such acts there is no political cover to burn down churches when you have been attacked by the police if you are protesting in the police if you are testing before we let you know when we are you should actually change their position you are not going down and burn down churches it's not you know it's a territorial people it's actually not about their own hair i'll just shy there are no two sides they're only the egyptian nation egyptian people that has said there was no two conflict side. we've seen the the jews of the demonstrators of old egyptians and the other why they say these are. their supporters that's not to. brotherhood there but there are so many other ordinary egyptians who are not related in any way or fall to the muslim brotherhood
i've been in egypt and i've been watching all these people there then the thousands or hundreds of thousands of peaceful people on the street we can see anyone with any weapon amongst these women and children families from all parts of egypt. those who organize these demonstrations have declared clearly that we are peaceful and most of the egyptians. taking part in these demonstrations fully understand and realize that their their strength and their power and their success lies in their peaceful and peaceful approach to this after all the killings and massacres we have seen the military coup has failed and it's gone far beyond any sort of frequency of use. to r.t. dot com from egypt timeline and much more on what's happening in the country they
will find first hand accounts of a dramatic events past videos and images of the unrest. around a hundred thousand people are faced with abandoning their homes and of what could be the worst floods to hit russia's far east in a century seventeen thousand have already been evacuated to safety after what has devastated huge swathes of land army units and emergency crews have been dispatched to tackle the crisis caused by heavy downpours in july the situation is likely to worsen as waters are expected to reach their peak next week three large regions with hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmland have already been swamped in the estimates say up to sixty million dollars worth of damage has been caused paul
scott is following developments in the affected area. flood stretch from east to west a distance of two thousand kilometers and from north to south a distance of five hundred kilometers now there was a real concern that the situation could get worse with more rain. over the next twenty four forty eight hours or so the flood levels are expected to peak in the middle of next week and in particular there are two. people a seriously concerned at least the hydroelectric power stations. a critical level now is a real thing which you can see behind me could bust its banks and can power. to try and counter that's authorities are allowing water to flow through that increased rate of twenty percent to try to relieve some of the pressure on the flood waters there around three thousand military personnel in the region as well the hospitals and kitchens as well providing simple food such as bread to help those people who have been displaced doing it's great to limit the damage being
caused but the real concern is with. expected in the coming days with the flood levels could rise from the situation could be about to get worse. at the scene of the tragedy in a closely following developments that we'll bring you the latest as we get it. and later in the program we'll look at the latest addition to germany's political see what the six month old alternative for germany party has in store as it hopes to challenge the major parties in the upcoming general election. just the implications of over a thousand bottles of h two o. that are drunk every minute in the us we tap into some industry facts which might seem hard to swallow as a taste of what's to come out of the break. world
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welcome back now u.s. lawmakers are calling for reform and more transparency at the national security agency that's after it was revealed that congress which is supposed to provide oversight was in many cases kept in the dark about n.s.a. activities and leaks the internal audit also revealed thousands of incidents of on the price of brilliance by the agency three years in a say has apparently been violating its own rules as well as court orders the issue has become all the more pressing in light of president obama's insistence this month that surveillance regulations are not being abused but you're not reading about is the government actually abusing these programs and. listening in on people's phone calls or inappropriately reading people's e-mails what your hearing about is the prospect that these could be abused now part of the reason they're not abuse is because there are these checks are in place and those abuses would be against the law. but
those checks are not working the way this supposed to according to amy stefanovic from the electronic privacy information center she says the n.s.a. is activities like accountability. the basic answer is there is no effective oversight to face a court there's a one party system they only hear one side of the argument congress is not effective oversight they aren't briefed on what's going on if they were they said that they could have had access to this report that they didn't know existed if they went to a specific secure room and didn't bring any staff and didn't bring in the attorneys and didn't bring anything to take notes on and then they could look at the document that they didn't know was there this is no way oversight courts are supposed to be a two party process is supposed to be adversarial and you have one person going in and presenting an argument there's nobody on the other side now having somebody on the other side isn't going to fix that and less there's an extra piece put into
place to make it a meaningful adversary you have public reporting you have some sort of accountability so that person isn't just another green light to let these programs move forward and they can continue to throw up the oversight flag. well not only on air but also online we have plenty more stories for you at r.t. dot com including apocalypse possibly sooner than previously thought gratian is on the way to repair the fukushima nuclear plant which could result in linz of deaths if it goes wrong we have more on this on line plus. babies born the parents biggest challenge of the choice of a name for the parents in germany who face a slightly more difficult task which gender child they want the details that are to .
now one of germany's biggest political forces the social democratic party is celebrating its one hundred fiftieth anniversary in berlin this weekend they're the main challenges to the ruling christian democrats next month's general election voters are recently been presented with fresh options with one of the newest being the alternative for germany party and also held a rally this saturday the latest addition to the country's political scene is offering what so many looks like a fresh approach other leading parties appear to be singing from the same hymn sheet which also merkel's ruling party insists on stronger ties between states pro european stances other rival social democrats but alternative for germany sees
things differently it goes as far as suggesting that southern states should just leave the euro zone on the economy the main rival parties are also largely. agreement with both merkel and the social democrats saying it's too early to end all sterile alternative for germany they thinks the cuts have to stop now with the founder of the european students for liberty movement says german voters have been disappointed by the coalition for some time that the current parties in own parliament and especially those in government do not meet the voters' demand of solving the euro crisis by a more decentralized monetary policy in europe the coalition when they started that coalition about four years ago they were talking about reducing the size of government and cutting taxes more economic freedoms and if you look at the public spending it's still around between forty five and fifty percent so not much has
changed and the leftist opposition in parliament is actually threatening the voters with even more government more regulation the higher taxes and more adept and that's not what people want. so the world news in brief for you this hour a string of brutal attacks are taking place in afghanistan three say about militants on that assault rifles attacked a road construction crew in the country's west killing ten people another instant five members of a family were killed in southern afghanistan many roadside bomb in western province three died when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a private clinic violence is increasing across the country with insurgents scrambling to getting territory from nato pulled out in the twenty four team. members of a little known scottish defense league march through edinburgh to demonstrate against what they describe as the isn't as they should of the u.k.
. fascist and left wing group stage the rival rally almost three times as many participants hundreds of police were deployed to keep the two apart before people were arrested. in the philippines heavy rains and rough sea conditions are forced divers to suspend this one hundred seventy missing people are on board a sunken ferry vessel is carrying more than eight hundred people when it collided with a cargo ship on friday. seven rescued many passengers by jumping overboard the rest were trapped inside at least thirty two people confirmed dead and hundreds die in ferry accidents in the philippines every year due to overcrowding poor condition of ships. police are examining a newly receive information on the death of princess diana and dodi unfired in a car crash of ninety seven scotland yard refused to provide details about
information but stressed and it was not reopening the investigation in two thousand and eight ruled the couple were on the awfully killed partly due to the negligence of their driver and partly by the reckless pursuit of ratsey chasing them. in the chinese bank thirty staff members took eighteen hours to count eight bags full of coins the money which is equal to fifteen hundred dollars was part of a contribution paid by a shopper who was fined for a fight with his customers the man deemed the find totally unfair and decided to pay part of it in quinn's protest. those drinks go bottled water takes some beating is being seen as a purest of the pure summoning images of mountain grasses and fresh springs but there's more to the multi-billion dollar industry especially where the environment is concerned that's a situation that has these out. going a day without water is hard to imagine. but so was paying
a lot more money for the same think that comes out of a task that. americans are the number one consumers of bottled water in the world but why are people paying so much more than they have to cook the bottled water industry simply be tricking us part of the wire is a huge scam you know when you buy bottled water you're paying hundreds if not thousands of times the cost that you would be paying to simply access have all already flown is almost half of bottled water is in fact just tap water. tap water that's just filtered by corporations instead of the consumer to home ads with the alluring glaciers on bottles and gorgeous celebrities make bottled water seem so much better people are like children you know you show and also the they probably design it so people like to hold it they sure like their beautiful people or rivers coming down long term so you it's all about health so yeah it is
a weird total fools but if you experts say it's a common misconception that bottled water is more pure in cif than tap pure marketing companies are making billions of dollars in selling this product that's more expensive than gasoline at this point to people and so they definitely benefit from people thinking that tap water is safe it's a wonder. why because they simply can get away with it. think outside the bottle campaign is one of an increasing number of groups challenging the corporations for the past three decades the bottled water industry namely coke pepsi and isolate have attempted to convince us that the only place to get clean and safe water is out of a bottle which we all know is not true the private water industry is really aggressively question. put public water that he made right into
private and work in countries where pollution is high people have no choice but for americans there certainly is expert see consumers just need to be more informed tap water is actually more regulated by the environmental protection agency than bottled water is by the free drug administration well recycling is supposed to make consumers feel better in reality plastic accumulation is at a peak seventy five percent of bottles and up in our landfills oceans rivers lakes you now see them you know littering the landscape and they get only twenty five percent of them and at first i call and i think most people think that the rate is much higher in times when energy and water resources are growing scarce the pacific and found that the equivalent of thirty two hundred fifty four million million barrels of oil are used in a year by the bottled water industry and this is the equivalent it would fuel between one and two million cars a year this will keep up unless perceptions change and we have
a population growing so we're going to buy more and more bottle of water and more and more brand coming in every day pure the pure of the water with it it's not just a ball of water low it's like water with water with energy activists it's time to break the myth and for consumers to change habits before water is a human right is lost who is it that we want to be providing our water is a. nestle. that are sleeping in water for profit or is it that we want our own democratically governed. to be the ones that are providing us water if we take into account the huge price markups for a product that's available in most polls as well as the health environmental and regulation concerns it might be a good time to stop and think does one really need this considering life on earth existed without plastic bottles just a few decades ago or is the trend just too resistible to stop the flow and.
new york. well after the break we explore the plight of half a million people living misato of a toxic dump in this stables. the video game company of heroes two is facing a lot of heat from gamers inside the former soviet union in fact fourteen thousand people thus far have taken the time to sign a changed org petition to get the game removed from former communist shelves across the land why are people so mad this looks like some sort of world war two game i mean in this type of game there isn't going to be a murdering of hookers or virtual rampaging through cities with rocket launchers so why did they start a petition for you to blogger called the bad comedian made a detail twenty five minute video depicting all the gross historical inaccuracies
and exaggerations throughout the game but he prefers the soviet army as a pack of slave driving before with every soviet officer wanting nothing more than to shoot his old soldiers in the back or send them to the gulag forthwith according to polygon dot com the game exploits where moments in the wars history like some very limited battles were soviet soldiers went in unarmed and made it look as if sitting right flawless infantry directly into machine gun fire was part of the soviet army manual maybe it is a bit oversensitive to flip out over a dumb video game but lies repeated often enough will become true in the minds of millions of people who play the game and that's why you can't back down when it comes to historical falsification but that's just my opinion. i. think i.
i am my own business and they get up in. the etc very happy to fight to play the fact that they don't i mean this is a different this coming from u.b.s. i totally i know they followed the hen i said. our leaders and being exposed to. lead them to her. over the last twenty years bangladesh has become a global center for let the production. this industry generates over three hundred fifty million euros per year for the country was very bad suburb of the capital dhaka around three hundred tanneries occupy
a field of twenty five acres producing the clothes and leather goods that flood the international market. that was more than fourteen million skins are treated every year in this slum warehouses in tanaris sit side by side. a nightmare situation for which we westerners are also responsible i was this was. this wasn't the was skins arrive like this every day and each one of the factories where in one of the has very bad tenor is an average sized factory employing around thirty workers it's here that the cycle of leather tanning begins.